For our third annual Best Places to Work issue, local employers worked through an exhaustive survey process run by the Best Companies Group, which was founded 18 years ago. Since its inception, Best Companies Group has established over 70 Best Places to Work programs throughout the United States and internationally.
For one part of the survey, which launched in the fall of 2021, employers answered a list of 70 questions on everything from the demographics of their workforce to their benefits and community involvement. That element of the survey counts for 25% of the company's overall score.
For the second part, Best Companies Group surveyed employees, who submitted anonymous answers to a host of questions about their work environment and their overall engagement. That element of the survey counts for 75% of the company's overall score — which means employees call the shots on these results.
To make the cut, employers have to achieve both objectively high results on the survey, and have enough employees take the survey to make the results meaningful. So you're only a Best Place to Work if your employees say so.
Congratulations to these 14 local companies that have built strong cultures along with thriving businesses.